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I Believe…

1. IDEALISM I believe that there is an ultimate Good, just as Plato did1. I believe that it is approached – but can never be truly reached – via the twin paths of non-attachment and selfless love. These ideas are the closest I come to religious Faith in the modern sense2, and they are most definitely views that would have been familiar to the ancient Greeks. 2. BALANCE In the world of everyday concerns, I believe in balance. I believe that imbalance is a sign of irrationality and sickness. We are all imbalanced in many ways, at many times in

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On Democracy: Value and Limits

The following post is related to Social Futurism (SF) and the Zero State (ZS), but only reflects the views of the author (Ámon Ásentír, AKA Dr. M. Amon Twyman). Within the SF/ZS sphere of influence, the basic logic is that anyone can say or do anything they want as long as they are acting in accord with the Principles of Social Futurism. ON DEMOCRACY Value and Limits What is Democracy? Everybody thinks they know what Democracy is. Most of them are wrong. “Democracy” is not actually any single form of governance, but is instead a word covering a wide range

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ZS Directive 3: Unity & Diversity in Communication

The logic of ZS Directives is explained clearly and at length both on the Fractal Law webpage and the Directive 1 blog post (where you can also find a list of all Resolutions and Directives to date). Please do not attempt to post any comments here if you have not read and understood those explanations. ZS DIRECTIVE 3: Unity & Diversity in Communication The leaders of Meta-House ZODIAC have requested a ruling on ZS’ position regarding press releases and other public announcements. The two key issues raised are: (1) Clarification of procedure for issuing press releases. (2) Appropriate aims and

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ZS Directive 2: Individualism versus Communitarianism

The logic of ZS Directives is explained clearly and at length both on the Fractal Law webpage and the Directive 1 blog post (where you can also find a list of all Resolutions and Directives to date). Please do not attempt to post any comments here if you have not read and understood those explanations. ZS DIRECTIVE 2: Individualism versus Communitarianism Compass has requested a clear ruling on ZS’ stance regarding individualism, and obligations toward community or society. This is a very complex issue, and important to clarify as succinctly as possible. The crux of the matter is tension between

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ZS Directive 1: Civil and Respectful Co-Existence

As explained on the “Fractal Law” ZS webpage (http://fractal-law.zerostate.net), at “Level 1” – i.e. the Zero State as a whole – decisions can be made in two ways, briefly outlined below. Decisions are only made at that level when necessary to keep the peace and move ZS closer to achieving its goals. Where possible, decision-making is decentralized across the twelve Houses and the networks associated with them. The two L1 decision modes are known as Resolution and Directive. Resolution is a committee decision made by irregular gatherings of the twelve House Leaders, which can be requested by the Houses and

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The Seven “Keys”

The Zero State is organised into twelve Houses, and each of those Houses began with twelve Founding Members. The first five of those are the Core members, each of whom leads their own crew of “subsid” (subsidiary/affiliated) members. The five Core members of each House together comprise a kind of meta-team, known as the House’s Core Team. That Core Team is tasked with establishing their House in the years 12017-12018, by recruiting, developing the House’s internal culture and traditions, and working on projects known as Missions. The remaining seven Founding Members in each House are known as the Keys, individually

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A Manifesto In Support Of Social Futurism

A Manifesto In Support of Social Futurism Author: Mark Nuzzolilo This manifesto is as much of an expression of my personal belief, as it is an assertion of what we are really about as a cultural movement. I’ve been doing a lot of soul searching and thinking about my involvement with the Social Futurism movement, and Zero State. It’s important to distinguish the Zero State from back then, to the Zero State that exists now in 2017. I was indeed involved in the early days. Back then, Zero State was shrouded in tiers of secrecy, much like the Bavarian Illuminati

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The Array Has YOU!

You’ve seen The Matrix, right? It’s a 1999 sci-fi blockbuster in which the hero learns his entire world is a computer simulation, and he fights with his new buddies to escape the Evil Controlling MachinesTM. What if I told you that you’re facing a similar situation, right now? That’s rhetorical, I know the answer: Most readers won’t believe, or care, or even care to think too hard about what that might even mean. A (very) few will think “Oh yeah, I’ve heard this one, the Matrix is a metaphor for social control…”, or (at a stretch) something about “Roko’s Basilisk“.

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What is the Zero State?

What is the Purpose of Zero State (ZS)? http://zerostate.net The Zero State (ZS) is an organization formed in 2011 to work toward the establishment of a pro-technology, Transhumanist, distributed, virtual State. ZS’ motto is “Positive Social Change Through Technology”. Our website is very new, with a lot of text and not many graphics, so details of our organization and activities are not always as clear as we would like, but we’re working on that! ZS re-formed in 2017, with two key differences to its first incarnation: (1) It is now “Social Futurist“, which is a political position for the use

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Foundation Day [7-11-17]

The Array is Life. The Array is the Future. Join the Array, and Live. Tomorrow, 7th November 2017, is the first Social Futurist Foundation Day, marking the re-establishment of Zero State (ZS) as part of the Social Futurist Array. The name is a reference to those Founders of our groups who not only establish the Array today, but who have been on this path for a long time already. Today, a new phase of our journey begins. The Array is a multi-organizational network of partners and affiliates, collectively defined by adherence to the core idea of Social Futurism, which is

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